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Transition to global instability in transverse-jet shear layers

  • J. DAVITIAN (a1), D. GETSINGER (a1), C. HENDRICKSON (a1) and A. R. KARAGOZIAN (a1)

Abstract

In a recent paper (Megerian et al., J. Fluid Mech., vol. 593, 2007, pp. 93–129), experimental exploration of the behaviour of transverse-jet near-field shear-layer instabilities suggests a significant change in the character of the instability as jet-to-crossflow velocity ratios R are reduced below a critical range. The present study provides a detailed exploration of and additional insights into this transition, with quantification of the growth of disturbances at various locations along and about the jet shear layer, frequency tracking and response of the transverse jet to very strong single-mode forcing, creating a ‘lock-in’ response in the shear layer. In all instances, there is clear evidence that the flush transverse jet's near-field shear layer becomes globally unstable when R lies at or below a critical range near 3. These findings have important implications for and provide the underlying strategy by which active control of the transverse jet may be developed.

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Transition to global instability in transverse-jet shear layers

  • J. DAVITIAN (a1), D. GETSINGER (a1), C. HENDRICKSON (a1) and A. R. KARAGOZIAN (a1)

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